In a veiled threat, the youth Congress workers in Madhya Pradesh’s Betul district have warned Kangana Ranaut to either apologise to the farmers for her Tweets questioning the authenticity of the ongoing farmer protests or they would stall the ongoing shooting of her movie ‘Dhaakad’. Kangana Ranaut has been shooting her new film in Sarni area of Betul district.
[News Alert] Congress leaders in Madhya Pradesh’s Betul district threaten they would not allow actor #KanganaRanaut to shoot for ‘Dhakad’ if she does not apologise to farmers for her tweets. pic.twitter.com/wAtxnbg68V— Asianet Newsable (@AsianetNewsEN) February 11, 2021
Alleging that the ‘Queen’ actor had maligned farmers in her Tweet, the State Congress Sewa Dal secretary Manoj Arya and Chicholi Block Congress Committee president Nekram Yadav, submitted a memorandum to a tehsildar in Betul on Wednesday, which read that if Kangana Ranaut did not apologise by Friday evening for her comments against the ongoing farmers’ protest, she would not be allowed to shoot at Sarni.
Reacting sharply to Congress’ threat, BJP leader and state home minister Narottam Mishra said that the state Congress chief Kamal Nath should dissuade his party workers from disrupting the shoot. He assured his full support to Kangana Ranaut.
फ़िल्म अभिनेत्री @KanganaTeam को चिचोली (बैतूल) के युवक कांग्रेस के कार्यकर्ताओं द्वारा धमकाए जाने के मामले में मैंने बैतूल एसपी से चर्चा की है। मप्र में कानून का राज है। बेटी कंगना को किसी से डरने की जरूरत नहीं है।#KanganaRanaut @DGP_MP @BJP4MP @INCMP pic.twitter.com/Wq5YJG5fPy— Dr Narottam Mishra (@drnarottammisra) February 11, 2021
Youth Congress Punjab unit uses misogynistic hashtag to target Kangana Ranaut
Earlier also, Punjab Youth Congress had targeted the actor for her Tweet on the farmer’s protest, and in an extremely misogynistic Tweet, warned the actress not to “play with fire inside the farmer’s heart”. Taking a dig at Ranaut, the Punjab Youth Congress said that “attention seekers and puppets” in the hands of the BJP would never understand the culture, diversity and history of Punjab. They used a highly offensive and vulgar hashtag (#कंगना_को_दिलजीत_पेल_रहा_है) to target Kangana Ranaut.
The language of the hashtag was very distasteful which is often used as a slang to sexualise women. Such a language being used by the official handle of a national party seemed very unfortunate.
Ranaut served notices for her tweets on farmer protests
Ranaut was served a legal notice by an advocate in relation to her tweets regarding Bilkis Bano. However, Ranaut had deleted her tweet later. Today, the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee sent a legal notice to Ranaut over her tweets that allegedly targeted farmers, activists protesting against the new farm laws.
Twitter had recently deleted some of Ranaut’s tweets over the farmers’ protest.